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Blog: Domestic Violence

  • How Can A Protective Order Keep Me Safe?

    Apr 29, 2018

    If you are preparing to leave an abusive marriage but do not know where to begin, you are not alone. Countless people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere experience domestic violence at the hands of their spouses or intimate partners, and they may be afraid to leave. After making plans to leave your abusive spouse, you might consider seeking a protective order, which gives you certain legal protections while you begin the steps to a divorce. Accordin...
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  • Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

    Apr 19, 2018

    When people hear about a victim of domestic violence who remains in the abusive relationship, a typical reaction is that the victim is “asking for it” by the simple fact that he or she stays. After all, they know that it may, or even will happen again. For some victims, however, it may be just as hard to leave as it is to stay. Psychology Today reports that 36 percent of women and 29 percen...
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  • What Should You Know About Restraining Orders In Pennsylvania?

    Mar 9, 2018

    When you’re trapped in an abusive relationship, self-protection is most likely at the top of your list. There are several different legal avenues in Pennsylvania that you could potentially pursue to secure your own safety. Restraining orders are one of the tools that may be available to you. FindLaw states that restraining orders – also known as protection orders – can be obtained under the Protection from Abuse Act. Under this act, anyone who is sufferin...
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  • Verbal And Emotional Abuse Are Also Serious

    Mar 5, 2018

    In many of our blog posts, we have addressed the issue of domestic violence. This problem is widespread across the country and is certainly a reason for abuse victims in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to seek protection while leaving their tormentors. However, our team at the law offices of Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C., know that emotional and verbal abuse can also leave scars. Your spouse does not have to harm you physically to be a...
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  • Will A Restraining Order Protect You?

    Feb 16, 2018

    Pennsylvanian residents like you who feel threatened in your current relationship have legal ways out of this cycle of abuse and fear. Louis WM Martini JR, P.C., is here to help you get the restraining order that you need to move forward with your life. Restraining orders are one of the most popular legal tools when it comes to protecting people who feel threatened by spouses or ex-partners. You can obtain a restraining order if you have been: Imprisoned Assaulte...
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  • What Can I Do When My Spouse Stalks Me?

    Jan 25, 2018

    If you are a Pennsylvania resident who is being stalked by your intimate partner, you are not alone. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that intimate partner stalking accounts for 66 percent of female stalking victims and 41 percent of male stalking victims. Pennsylvania considers stalking to be a crime. It entails someone following you in such a way that you become afraid and/or upset. Examples of stalking include the following: Following you by ca...
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  • Men Can Also Be On The Receiving End Of Domestic Violence

    Jan 14, 2018

    When the topic of spousal abuse comes up, women are usually the first type of victim to come to mind. It is true that women are abused by their male partners more than vice versa. However, it is also possible for men in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to be the victims of domestic abuse. Domestic violence in men may be more prevalent than people would think. According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, about one i...
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  • What is the Address Confidentiality Program?

    Dec 20, 2017

    If you are a Pennsylvania resident who is a victim of domestic violence such as sexual assault, stalking or other domestic abuses, the state has many resources available to you in order to protect your future safety and that of your child(ren). Per the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one of the most effective and popular resources is the Address Confidentiality Program. The ACP gives you the opportunity to obtain a substitute address to use whe...
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  • Understanding Pennsylvania’s Domestic Violence Laws

    Nov 17, 2017

    Domestic violence can take many forms in Pennsylvania. In fact, as explained by FindLaw, there is no criminal charge for domestic violence per se. There are instead a number of criminal charges that may be brought against an alleged perpetrator who uses threats or intimidation against someone in the same family or actually harms such a person. Pennsylvania’s Protection From Abuse Act defines domestic abuse as any of the following actions by one member of a famil...
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  • Steps In Creating An Escape Plan From Domestic Violence

    Nov 9, 2017

    Spousal and child abuse is something that should never occur, yet tragically, countless people are abused by family members in Pennsylvania and across the country. At Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C., we are aware of the complex problems you might face being married to an abuser. Recognizing that you are a victim of abuse is complicated enough. Asking for help and leaving the situation can be even more difficult. Fortunately, when you are ready t...
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